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Jury Awards Ohio Man with Asbestos-Related Cancer $27M

A jury in Ohio has awarded a Cleveland-area man suffering from asbestos-related cancer a $27.5 million verdict. The man’s attorney tells The Plain Dealer that it’s the largest award of its kind in Ohio. John Panza was diagnosed in 2012 …

Union Carbide Faces Deadline to File for Asbestos Case Rehearing in Mississippi

Union Carbide Corporation has until Jan. 27 to file a motion asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to review an unfavorable ruling in an asbestos case. The Supreme Court on Dec. 12 overruled a Smith County judge who threw out a …

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Asbestos Lawsuit Bill

The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill opponents say would slow asbestos-exposure lawsuits. The measure would require plaintiffs to reveal how many businesses their attorneys plan to go after. Republican supporters say such a move would prevent lawyers from hiding …

Wisconsin Lawmaker Defends Change to Asbestos Lawsuit Rules

Asbestos-exposure lawsuits would be slowed until plaintiffs reveal how many businesses their attorneys plan to go after under a bill introduced by a Republican lawmaker, who said the measure would prevent lawyers from hiding multiple claims in hopes of maximizing …

N.Y. Nassau Coliseum Workers to File Suits Over Asbestos Exposure

More than 100 workers are alleging that long-term exposure to asbestos at Nassau Coliseum has made them seriously ill. The plaintiffs represent current and former employees of the county-owned arena. They include electricians and carpenters who worked as independent contractors. …

W.Va. Jury Finds Doctor, 2 Lawyers Filed False Asbestos Claims

A West Virginia radiologist and two Pennsylvania attorneys who were involved in thousands of asbestos lawsuits have been found guilty of civil racketeering for conspiring to fabricate claims against CSX Transportation. The Wheeling, W.Va., jury on Dec. 20 ordered Pittsburgh …

Lawyers Appeal Mississippi Asbestos Fraud Verdict

Two Mississippi plaintiffs lawyers, including a former state lawmaker, have appealed a verdict that they committed fraud during an asbestos lawsuit they filed in 2001. A federal jury in Mississippi decided in 2010 that the lawyers should pay Illinois Central …